Crisci Associates, March 20, 2017 Issue #664
(3/20/2017)
* House GOP Wants To Spend $75 Million More For Education

In one of the first official actions related to the budget, House Republicans this week passed legislation-- House Bill 250 (Turzai-R-Allegheny)--  to increase Education Improvement Tax Credit Program spending by $75 million a year.

* February PA Table Games Revenue 3% Lower Than Last Year

The PA Gaming Board Thursday reported gross revenue from gambling at table games in Pennsylvania casinos during February 2017 was down 2.8 percent compared to February of last year.

* Political News & NewsClips

Here's a collection of NewsClips from around the state this week on political topics of interest.

* Session Schedule/Governor’s Schedule

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House--

* On The Senate/House Agenda

Here are the Senate and House Calendars and Committee showing bills of interest--

* Senate/House Bills Moving

The following bills of interest saw action in the House or Senate this week--

* Bills Introduced

The following co-sponsor memos were circulated this week--

* Lawmakers Announce Introduction Of 6 Bills To Curb Illegal Immigration In PA

House State Government Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), along with Representatives Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon), Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill) and Ryan Warner (R-Fayette) Monday announced the introduction of six pieces of bipartisan legislation to curb illegal immigration throughout the Commonwealth.

* Weeks Ahead

Upcoming meetings, hearings and other events on legislative issues in Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted.   NEW means new from last week.

* PA School Employees Pension Fund Reported 10.74% Earnings In 2016

The PA School Employees Retirement System Chief Investment Officer James H. Grossman, Jr. reported Friday PSERS returned 10.74 percent for the one-year, 5.75 percent for the three-year, and 7.43 percent for the five-year periods ended December 31, 2016.

* PA Bulletin: Philadelphia Parking Authority Proposed Taxicab Rate Review

The Philadelphia Parking Authority published notice in the March 18 PA Bulletin of proposed taxicab rate reviews for comment with notice of a public hearing March 30.

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